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Naproxen (Overview)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing prostaglandin and thromboxane synthesis.


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What is naproxen used for?

What is naproxen used for?

Naproxene: Naproxene is an anti inflammatory pain killer used as analgesic and for arthritis lke rhematoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions like tendinitis, myositis.It is also used as analgesic like alleve. Can be used for any kind of pain. ...Read more

Naproxen (Overview)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing prostaglandin and thromboxane synthesis.


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How many teva naproxens do I take to OD?

How many teva naproxens do I take to OD?

Call for help?: Hi. This question to me really seems to be a call for help. If you are considering harming or killing yourself, please at least speak with a suicide crisis councilor, a psychiatrist, or someone equally qualified to discuss why you feel suicidal and if anything can be done to help you come out of this low. Fortunately, naproxen is unlikely to kill. It can cause GI irritation and bleeding, kidney dz ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: naproxen?

See below: Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing prostaglandin and thromboxane synthesis. ...Read more

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A dr prescribe me magnesium oxide 2years ago and I didn't have headaches the last two years. Another dr prescribe naproxen now. Which is better?

See below: These are two different medications. Naproxen is not safe if taken regularly. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) sometimes if you have headache. Mag oxide is not for headache actually- make sure you are not getting too much mag oxide and your magnesium levels in blood are ok. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed naproxen 500 mg and am a light smoker, what are the risks of smoking while taking this med?

I have been prescribed naproxen 500 mg and am a light smoker, what are the risks of smoking while taking this med?

Smoking: The main risk of nsaids is slightly higher blood pressure and stomach upset. The main risk to your health, however, is continuing to smoke, rather than any ill effect of the drug itself. High blood pressure, increase risk of heart disease, stroke, lung, colon, bladder, mouth and esophageal cancer as well as COPD and emphysema should all get your attention more than the risks of nsaids. ...Read more

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Can you use naproxen for bladder infection pain?

Yes, you can: Use naproxen for pain management and anti-inflammatory. However, any medication can cause side effects and naproxen is no different. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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How effective is naproxen?

How effective is naproxen?

As good as any: There are at least a dozen antiinflammatory meds on the market. Naproxen is effective but not for everyone. The reason there are so many medications is because not one is uniquely superior to the others. One person will "swear" by Naproxen while another says it "does nothing for me". ...Read more

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How good and how quick does naproxen work for pain?

How good and how quick does naproxen work for pain?

2hours: About `1 to 2 hours after taking an NSAID type medication it relives pain. These meds also relieve inflamation, this second type of pain relief takes 7 to 10 days ...Read more

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Aleve (naproxen) helps me sleep. I have no pain, but take two every night to help me relax. It works but is this harmful.?

Aleve (naproxen) helps me sleep. I have no pain, but take two every night to help me relax. It works but is this harmful.?

Can be: Aleve (naproxen) and other nsaids should not be used on a long term basis as they can be very harsh on the stomach, heart as well as kidneys. Taking it for less than 2-3 months is usually safe. ...Read more

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Is there any medication safer than naproxen?

As far as NSAIDs?: Naproxen in a recent danish study proved safer for the heart than all other non steroidal ant-inflammatory drugs, even compared to placebo. It will replace some of my other go to drugs. But there are caveats. It can irritate the stomach. It does negate aspirins cardio-protection. It can cause a decrement in renal function in some patients! ...Read more

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Does naproxen is dangerous if you have a gastritis condition?

Yes: This medication can affect the stomach and cause irritation and ulceration at high doses and prolonged use. In active gastritis this medication would be contraindicated and should be stopped. If there is no active gastritis then this medication could be used but a medication used to reduce stomach acid could be take with it for protection. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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I think I may be having side effect symptoms from naproxen sodium. Should I go to the doctors immediately?

Yes: It is difficult to answer this question without knowing what symptoms you are experiencing. When in doubt, it is always prudent to speak with the doctor who prescribe it. ...Read more

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What can be side effects of naproxen?

Naproxen: Heartburn, bleeding from gastritis and /or ulcers. There is an effect on kidney function as well and on bleeding (so you may notice bruising in the skin). ...Read more

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How long does naproxen stay in your system?

Naproxen: In a patient with normal kidney and liver function, Naproxen would normally be completely out of the body within 5 - 7 days. ...Read more

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How long does naproxen last as a blood thinner?

About 24 hours: Naproxen is the brand name for naprosyn (naproxen) a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It reversibly inactivates new platlets for about 24 hours. This means the blood is "thinned" or less likely to clot during that 24 hours. Aspirin alternatively irreversibly inactivates platlets so they are less sticky for about 7 days. In both cases these are generalizations that differ person to person. ...Read more

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I have left ventricular dysfunction & cervical spondylosis. What is the safest nsaid for me? Long half-life naproxen or short half life ibuprofen?

I have left ventricular dysfunction & cervical spondylosis. What is the safest nsaid for me? Long half-life naproxen or short half life ibuprofen?

A Suggestion: See if you can use volatren gel 1% 3-4 x / day which is topical and generally will not have systemic effects. This works very well for a subset of patients and is well worth atry in your case. ...Read more

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My daughter suffering w/ osgood schlatter wears supportive brace, ices leg, tried motrin gave her diahreaa, changed to naproxen same result now what?

My daughter suffering w/ osgood schlatter wears supportive brace, ices leg, tried motrin gave her diahreaa, changed to naproxen same result now what?

Common side effect: Diarrhea is a side effect of any NSAID. You could try Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain, but it may not be as effective. Unfortunately the best treatment for OSD, is to stop doing the activity that makes it hurt until the pain goes away. I'd discuss your options with her orthopedist. ...Read more

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Can I take exedrin after taking Aleve (naproxen) for headache? . Will asperin and Aleve (naproxen) interact? .

Stomach aches: The combination (+/- the advil in your medication list) can lead to significant stomach upset/pain also can effect platelet function (risk of bleeding).Repeated exposures put you at risk for more serious consequences. Better to pick one NSAID (Exedrin or Aleve (naproxen) or Advil), be sure to use in appropriate doses. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there any interactions between naproxen and alprazolam I need to worry about?

No: Naproxen and Alprazolam can be taken together safely. Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for inflammation and pain. It may cause stomach irritation and therefore should be taken with food. Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine which is a "nerve" pill- anti-anxiety relaxing agent, which may cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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What happens if a naproxen overdose is untreated?

What happens if a naproxen overdose is untreated?

A/ w Dr. Rosenfeld: Naproxen Overdose could cause nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, abdominal pain, blurred vision, ringing of ears, wheezing, difficulty breathing, headache, drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, convulsions, coma, circulatory failure, respiratory failure or death. ...Read more

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How much naproxen and tylenol (acetaminophen) can you take together at once?

500mg/1000mg: Normal prescription dose of naprosyn in 500mg at one time. Usually no more than 1000mg per day. There are extended release forms of naprosyn as well. It is not recommended to take more than 1000mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) at one time and no more than 3000mg per day. ...Read more

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Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

Both can help: These medications are in 2 different classes. Naproxen is an NSAID and hydrocodone is an opioid and probably also has tylenol. If you don't have major kidney disease or stomach ulcers, Naproxen should be the safer of the 2. If inadequate, hydrocodone can be added until no longer needed. Use all meds as directed and carefully note all sources of acetaminophen/tylenol-3000mg/day max! ...Read more

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If I chewed 2or3 500mg naproxens could I get high?

If I chewed 2or3 500mg naproxens could I get high?

No.: Taking that much naproxen may cause kidney or stomach damage, but it won't get you high. ...Read more

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Can I take two naproxen?

Depends: It depends upon the strength. The over the counter strength is 220 mg and the maximum dose of this is 2 tabs twice a day. ...Read more

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